simon gallup from the Cure at Bestival

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by dtdeedge, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. dtdeedge


    Feb 9, 2014
    I was wondering if anyone has any idea what Gallup was using for the song "Open" on the Bestival Live CD. I am digging the growling sound, and I don't know where he got it. Is he picking rather than fingering? Is there anyway to find out if he had any effects running, or what axe he was playing?

  2. Kurtis Marleau

    Kurtis Marleau

    Jan 8, 2015
    Barrie, Ontario, Canada
    Glass Iris
    Love the tone of The Cure. I'd assume something high output. Maybe an active bass?
  3. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    I've only ever seen him with a pick.
    He uses lots of effects; chorus, flanger, etc.
    He has a new Schecter signature model.
  4. ...and I think that's the one you can see in the clip:
  5. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    Signature Schecter bass, passive pickups IIRC, always plays with a pick, roundwounds (his last interview in 2004 said they were RotoSounds), Ampeg SVT and a few Boss pedals. CE-5, BF-2, DD-3 and a ODB-3. Open sounds like only chorus but I don't have my iPod with me so I'm going off memory and the dozens of times I've listened to the Bestival album.

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